Gigmoto, Catanduanes Profile – PhilAtlas

Gigmoto, Province of Catanduanes

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionBicol Region (Region V)
ProvinceCatanduanes
Barangay count9
Postal code4804
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesPhilippine Sea
Area (2007)181.82 km2 (70.20 sq mi)
Population (2015)8,368
Density (2015)46 / km2 (119 / sq mi)
Coordinates13° 47' North, 124° 24' East (13.7789, 124.3921)
Estimated elevation above sea level6.0 meters (19.7 feet)

Gigmoto is a coastal municipality in the island province of Catanduanes.

The municipality has a land area of 181.82 square kilometers or 70.20 square miles which constitutes 12.19% of Catanduanes's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 8,368. This represented 3.21% of the total population of Catanduanes province, or 0.14% of the overall population of the Bicol Region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 46 inhabitants per square kilometer or 119 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Gigmoto has 9 barangays as shown in the following table.

Demographic profile of barangays
BarangayPopulation percentage (2015)Population (2015)Population (2010)Change (2010‑2015)Annual Population Growth Rate (2010‑2015)
Biong10.52%8808246.80%1.26%
Dororian15.68%1,3121,2534.71%0.88%
Poblacion District I9.25%774821-5.72%-1.12%
Poblacion District II21.07%1,7631,6944.07%0.76%
Poblacion District III10.43%8737949.95%1.82%
San Pedro5.89%4934861.44%0.27%
San Vicente6.31%52845117.07%3.05%
Sicmil11.72%9819542.83%0.53%
Sioron9.13%7647265.23%0.98%
Gigmoto Total8,3688,0034.56%0.85%

Historical population

The population of Gigmoto grew from 5,697 in 1960 to 8,368 in 2015, an increase of 2,671 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.85%, or an increase of 365 people, from the previous population of 8,003 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
5,697
5,133-1.01%
5,9503.01%
6,1370.62%
6,4870.56%
6,7360.71%
7,0551.00%
7,5690.97%
8,0032.05%
8,3680.85%

Location

The municipal center of Gigmoto is situated at approximately 13° 47' North, 124° 24' East, in the island of Catanduanes. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 6.0 meters or 19.7 feet above mean sea level.


Distances

Based on the great-circle distance (the shortest distance between two points over the surface of the Earth), the cities closest to Gigmoto are Tabaco, Sorsogon City, Legazpi, Ligao, Iriga, and Naga. The nearest municipalities are Baras, Viga, Panganiban, San Miguel, Bagamanoc, and Bato. Its distance from the national capital is 379.12 kilometers (235.57 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 379.12 kilometers (235.57 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N76°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 8,368, ranked 1,560 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 70.20 square kilometers, ranked 616 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 46 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,530 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.85%, ranked 1,198 out of 1,634

Notes

  1. Unless otherwise specified, population count (excluding percentages) and land area figures are derived from the Philippine Statistics Authority.
  2. Postal codes are from the Philippine Postal Corporation.
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